Teen arrested over train bomb scare granted bail

A teen arrested over a hoax train bomb scare was granted bail by the Fort Magistrate today.

The 18 year old girl was arrested after a passenger train was forced to be checked for a bomb recently.

The girl had telephoned the police emergency hotline and warned of a bomb on the Colombo-Badulla train on 26 December.

The train was stopped and checked at the Fort railway station by the police and bomb squad but no bomb was found.